Canon City, CO

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 

i love traveling and exploring. bruce and i dream big and talk about all the places we could go and it makes our hearts glow. but there are also so many places to explore that are just around the corner. this weekend, we enlisted our best friends and drove an hour southwest to a place i have only driven through a couple times during my childhood – Canon City. we have a dear friend who is a school teacher there and we wanted to visit her for her birthday. also, it was time for a little adventure.

we discovered everything that the small town had to offer, the 16th street cafe, the Abby winery (where we did wine tasting and bought two bottles of wine but took no pictures), saw dinosaur footprints, sat in a coffee shop, walked a couple miles on the river walk,  and ate Chinese food. it was so fun just trekking around town with a local and hitting the highlights.

i tend to forget that i can travel near by. for some reason “travel” means plane tickets, new languages, weird foods, and famous sights – but it is not limited to that. it is all that and more or less. it is just going somewhere. that is travel. by boat, train, car, plane, feet, bike… you can travel too. no matter how much is in your bank account, there is always something new to discover!

where is one place you can travel to and discover near you?

Author: Elizabeth Mayberry

  • Reykjavik is still new to me so there is always something fun to explore.

  • We live near Greenville SC and it is becoming such a fun place to go explore. There's something new every time we go! I love when we can go and spend a day there!

  • St. Augustine's quote is one of my favorite! Traveling nearby is something I have learned to love as of lately. Living in Iowa is not our ideal location and I sometimes get frustrated with the abundance of corn fields rather than trees, lakes, and hiking trails. But there is beauty found in local places that is often hidden just from a quick drive by. Glad you had a great weekend!

  • I want to frame that quote, so good! J and I often travel to Asheville, NC, one of our favorite close places to eat, hike and shop. They also have local brews, great music and beautiful art. It is definitely a must visit place!!

  • girl, you know my thoughts on travel. adventure is out there!…most times just around the corner! this looks like y'all had so much fun!! miss every one of you. XOXO

  • Ashlee Keech

    That is one of my favorite quotes!

  • What a fun getaway!!! 🙂 I love adventuring too!

  • This is so great! There isn't a whole lot of options around here for travel but there are a couple tiny little places that we've been meaning to check out, maybe this year will be the year!

  • You are too cute! Tyler and I love to adventure near the coast and we have a tendency to gravitate north. One of our favorite places to travel to is Cambria, which is three and a half hours north.

  • I love that!

  • days trips are my fav!

  • hahah! and cornfields tell different stories!

  • for reals! one of my favorite quotes ever!

  • and I LOVE local brews 🙂

  • amen! have fun on your Disney Adventure!

  • me too!

  • IT is fun to explore!

  • yeah! and even getting out for walks in new places is fun!

  • mmm. I gravitate north too!